A man seeking asylum in the United Kingdom was recently arrested for r@pe 40 days after his arrival.
A 33-year-old asylum seeker was arrested for the r3pe of a woman in Skegness, Lincolnshire, 40 days after he had crossed the Channel in a boat and arrived in the United Kingdom.
According to The Sun, the girl claims she was attacked after being pulled into some bushes by an unknown man.
Officers were dispatched to the Tower Gardens neighborhood of Skegness at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Friday, June 9 in response to a report of a sexual assault, according to a spokeswoman for the Lincolnshire Police Department.
The offender was denied bail at today’s magistrates court hearing; his next court date will be in crown court.
According to reports, authorities in the UK are attempting to ascertain whether or not he has any outstanding criminal warrants.
Skegness MP Matt Warman called the allegations “hugely shocking” and said they “understandably raised a number of significant concerns.”
“I would ask that people resist the understandable desire to speculate on this case,” he continued.
Specialist officers are currently assisting the victim as the investigation continues, according to Lincs Police.
To help with their investigation, police want to speak with anyone who was in the Tower Gardens neighborhood of Skegness between 10 and 11 p.m. on Friday, June 9.